Lakewood Stallion Family Letter
Individually unique and together complete
April 6th, 2021
Message from the Principal
We hope you enjoyed your long weekend together! Last week we celebrated our robotics team, the Lakewood Cardio Coders, who competed this past Saturday in a district hosted regional qualifier. The Cardio Coders won 1st place in the robotics game portion of the competition advancing them to the Regional championship! We are very proud of their hard work. We also got to show off our unique styles in our picture day for our yearbook Thursday!
This week we are excited to celebrate and learn more about World Autism Day! Don't forget your blue on Wednesday! We also will we working through the final preparations and planning needs to begin our new full day schedule on April 12th. Let's make this a great week of learning!
April 12th Lakewood will Transition to a Full Day Schedule
As many of you are aware, the CDC has revised guidance for social distancing in schools. In alignment with Dallas ISD values, Lakewood Elementary has committed to respond actively to data and information as it changes. Therefore, we are happy to announce that Lakewood will be safely reopening to a full day schedule beginning April 12th! We are excited to end the year with the opportunity to incorporate specials, lunch and recess into the school day for in-persona and virtual learners. Questions can be sent to the SBDM sub-committee supporting the campus with parent input and feedback. The sub-committee will compile frequently asked questions and share them with the administration to help facilitate timely sharing of information and answers. Please send those to LWEcurriculum2020@gmail.com. We are proud to end this last nine weeks Stallion Strong!
Reopening to a Full Day Schedule FAQ
1. What are the new arrival and dismissal times?
Doors will open at 7:30 AM and we will continue to screen for temperature at the various grade level entrances. A staggered dismissal will begin at 3:05 PM and we will continue to use the PikmyKid application. The cut-off time to adjust delegates or pick-up mode on PikmyKid will be adjusted to 2:30.
2. Have the quarantine rules been adjusted?....click here to see more.
Questions about Summer Plans
It has come to my attention that several families may have summer vacation plans during the month of June that may impact attendance. We want families to be aware of the district-wide testing schedule for May and June that may be in conflict with early summer plans. Please be mindful that student STAAR and MAP testing will be completed at the end of the year. These achievement test scores are used for magnet school applications as well as TAG placement. Having “no score” could negatively impact a student’s future opportunities. In order to respond to those requests and inquiries, please see below for options and implications of each action.
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Family Insight for 21-22 Homeroom Assignments
We are beginning the extensive process of creating our classes for the 21-22 school year! At Lakewood we have very talented and hardworking teachers who embody our mission and vision. Our goal this year is to create balanced classes for all students and teachers. Our system for creating balance is taking the following into consideration: the number of boys and girls, birthdays, academic levels in all subjects, and social emotional needs, as well as any special education/504 needs. Please be aware that we will not be honoring specific teacher requests.
As we create these classes with your Stallions' current teachers, we value any insight you may wish to share to help us in this process. If you have pertinent information about your child necessary for us to be aware of please provide that here. Our current teachers will be using this to help form classes. This information will also be shared with your child’s future teacher so they can begin to prepare to meet the specific needs of your student.
LAKEWOOD HOUSE PARTY INFO!
Lakewood House Party is getting OUT of the house this year and tickets are on sale SOON! The 5th annual spring auction will be at Redfield’s Tavern (an outdoor venue from the owners of The Barley House!) on Saturday, May 15th from 7-11pm (capped at 50% capacity). Lakewood’s favorite band, The Rich Girls, will be taking the stage outdoors. All proceeds from this event go towards funding Lakewood Elementary teacher wish lists. Event tickets are $50 in advance and $75 the week of the event/at the door. Tickets include food and admission.
The auction and raffle will be 100% virtual so everyone can participate. Don’t miss snagging coveted auction items like the Marquee or winning the raffle prize: your very own golf cart! Party pails filled with drinks, snacks, and Lakewood swag are also on sale for those who want a house pre/post/party of their own.
- Buy your event tickets, raffle tickets, and party pails by visiting https://one.bidpal.net/lakewoodhouseparty21
- Donate a bottle of your favorite wine or spirits to our wine pull! Donations can be dropped off at 6612 Sondra Drive any time before May 15th
- Donate items to the silent auction or sponsor the event! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
GARDEN CLUB UPDATES!
Volunteers needed to help maintain the new pollinator garden at school!
Other Garden Updates:
- A new sensory garden is in the works thanks to Ms. Nicole and Cynthia Jones and Lauren Clarke!
- Garden and LOLA Work Day: Saturday April 17 - more details to come!
World Down Syndrome Day
Why mix matched socks? People with Down Syndrome have 3 copies instead of 2 copies of the 21st chromosome (this is why it is celebrated on 3/21).
When looking at a picture of our chromosomes in a microscope, the chromosomes look like paired socks. Another reason is to promote the celebration of differences.
Some friends may wear the same set of mismatched socks to show that we are all more alike than different, and our difference are individually unique!
Lakewood Leader in Me Habit #2
DISD Mask Update
We ask that parents support us by continuing their mask when at arrival and dismissal at Lakewood. Thank you!
Virtual Specials Artist Spotlight!
Virtual Art Spotlight
- For the 2020-2021 school year Lakewood ES will be following the current school calendar from Dallas ISD linked here. There have been no changes to our current school year calendar.
- For the 2021-2022 school year, Lakewood ES will be following the base calendar, or the traditional calendar. More specifics will be shared after board approval.
Outdoor Play Time!
Did your student miss school picture day?
Upload you own by April 16 using the following instructions:
Still need to order your yearbook?
go to www.treering.com/validate Passcode: 1016003731184401
Reminders: Beginning April 12
Once we adjust our schedule on April 12th, in an effort to reduce the amount of traffic in the main office, and avoid too many class disruptions, we ask that parents limit item (supplies, lunches, etc.) drop off to 7:30am-9:30am. We also ask parents who need to pick up their students early, do so before 2:00 PM. If you are picking up materials for virtual learners, you may do so during regular hours. Your child's teacher will communicate with you about when materials are ready.
Item Drop Off: 7:30 AM -9:30 AM
Early Pick-Up: 9:00AM- 2:00 PM
Sign up for the DISD SEL Family Newsletter
Please share both language versions widely with any parents who may be interested in signing up for our family-focused newsletter!
A well-worded question is the quickest way to connect after a long day. Get a deeper conversation started with these ideas for all ages. (The Family Dinner Project)
COVID- 19 Protocol and Information
All Dallas ISD schools follow Dallas County Health and Human Services guidelines when it comes to quarantining or isolating students who might be ill, exposed or confirmed Covid-19 positive. You can find county guidelines here.
If the county and Dallas ISD change their guidelines, all school nurses will be informed to follow the new and revised guidelines. We will update you as those guidelines change. Please keep in mind that private schools may have a different set of protocols they follow.
Currently these are the Dallas County Health and Human Services and Dallas ISD’s guidelines: Click here to read more.
PLAYGROUND & CAMPUS GROUNDS
- Wearing a mask when on campus during arrival and dismissal
- Keep a mask on your student until he/she is off campus property
- Avoid congregating during dismissal
- Please do not use the playground area during school hours: 7:00 AM -6:00 PM
BUC BAND FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY:
Lakewood Elementary Mission & Vision
Vision: We are a community of leaders, valued individuals and problem solvers, who advocate for all.
Mission: As a Lakewood Leader, I: embrace effort and rise when I fall, exhibit empathy, and celebrate diversity.
Lakewood Community Resources
Main Office -(972) 749-7300
Nurse, Jessica Sundin, Jsundin@dallasisd.org
K-2 Counselor, Princeton Cobb, Pcobb@dallasisd.org
3-5 Counselor, Shonnia Spears, Sspears@dallasisd.org
K,1,5 Asst. Principal, Nicola Thorn, Nthorn@dallasisd.org
2,3,4 Asst. Principal, LeAnna Bentley, Leamiller@dallasisd.org
Principal, Brittany Thompson, Britthompson@dallasisd.org